8 January 1996 Multimode diode-pumped monomode fiber lasers
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One of the most promising applications of the laser is its use as an optical knife for surgery, especially for microsurgery. Efficient cutting with a minimum of undesired damage can be achieved if the laser energy is absorbed within a very thin layer and if a pulse duration is chosen that prevents diffusion of the heat by thermal conduction. Absorption of the laser energy can occur either in specific absorbers such as blood or melanin or unspecifically in water. According to the absorption properties of water, a good laser for cutting should emit radiation with about 3 micrometer wavelength.
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Willy A.R. Luethy, Willy A.R. Luethy, Heinz P. Weber, Heinz P. Weber, "Multimode diode-pumped monomode fiber lasers", Proc. SPIE 2629, Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229519; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.229519


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